Because what he thinks of it is irrelevant, to be perfectly honest. As you say, he's already given up on it, and did so years ago. Why should anyone be swayed by that, one way or the other?
What I care about is the effort that jdawg went to in order to get this forum working again. If you don't care about that, it's your prerogative, but if you're going to attempt to recruit people over to that forum, you should not do so by bringing up someone who barely anyone at this forum even thinks about.